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  1. Prices, ripoffs deter mainland tourists

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Dennis Eng

    ... Anita Lam and Dennis Eng Hong Kong's tourism industry has seen business drop by around a fifth during the Labour Day 'golden week', with high hotel prices and unscrupulous business tactics turning mainland visitors away. Hong Kong Inbound Travel Association chairman Paul Leung Yiu-lam said the number of mainland tour groups had dropped by nearly 20 per cent compared ...

  2. Warning about fake nuptials after pair jailed

    Posted Apr 04th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Mainlanders were warned yesterday against using a bogus marriage as a quick pass to enter Hong Kong, after a couple were convicted of conspiracy to defraud the Registrar of Marriages. The Hong Kong man and mainland woman, who admitted they met for the first time in the Tuen Mun marriage registry, were jailed for nine months. Cheng Yuen-kwong, 57, and He Ye, 42, admitted ...

  3. Greens want land swap for country park landfill

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... objections. Six major groups- the Conservancy Association, Friends of Sai Kung, Green Lantau Association, Green Power, Hong Kong Bird Watching Society and WWF Hong Kong- submitted a joint statement ... conservation officer of WWF Hong Kong, said the government should find another piece of natural habitat with conservation value of equal or larger size as compensation for the loss of the land. ...

  4. Charity workers' pay hit by government subsidy cuts

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Kong Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) and Hong Kong Family Welfare Society (FWS) are the first two non-profit organisations which have proposed staff salary cuts. The cuts ... the social worker said. Organising secretary of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, Lam Ying-hing- who helped the workers submit their petition letters to the two groups yesterday- ...

  5. Funding inaction delays help for quake amputees

    Posted Sep 08th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics in Hong Kong said more than 40 such public specialists had expressed an interest in going to Sichuan, but some had delayed their plans because the special ... in Hong Kong doctors getting to them may cost them the chance to walk properly again. Dozens of public artificial limb specialists are waiting for a government decision on the allocation ...

  6. I wasn't told to tidy up ICAC, says Tsang

    Posted Jul 16th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Norma Connolly

    ... was no such thing whatsoever,' he said yesterday when asked if the central government had issued instructions to clean house at the ICAC. The agency was a 'keystone to Hong Kong's prosperity' and its work had made Hong Kong one of 'the world's cleanest societies'. 'We always support the ICAC's work and the ICAC also has a place in the constitution. ...

  7. Timing for limbs vital: experts

    Posted Sep 08th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics said Hong Kong prosthetists planned to educate mainland counterparts on these concepts. 'Our mainland partners tend to think prosthesis ...

  8. Hui to head planning for WTO date

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Winnie Yeung

    ... researcher on society and economics in the Philippines, was in Hong Kong yesterday for a forum to discuss the WTO's agenda with 44 non-governmental organisations from Asia-Pacific and Africa. He ... task in the next few months would be securing the support of people and shopkeepers who would be affected by the security and transport arrangements on Hong Kong Island. He said that Hong Kong ...

  9. John Hung gets 2 years' jail for corruption

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... by six months because of his age and past contributions to society. Hung, who is also a member of the Hong Kong Club and president of the Hong Kong Cricket Club, was awarded a silver Bauhinia ... for full membership through proper channels an equal chance of selection. 'It was a serious breach of trust,' Judge Kwok said. 'You failed the Hong Kong Jockey Club ...

  10. Police accused of abuse by female detainees

    Posted Dec 20th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... up an independent committee to investigate. Pro-Beijing community leaders meanwhile voiced support for the way police handled the anti-WTO protests. Federation of Hong Kong Guangdong ... Tung Wai-ming said: 'Hong Kong police did an excellent job during the past week. They succeeded in ensuring the smooth proceedings of the WTO conference and maintained the safety of Hong ...




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